The first book to bring together both leadership and change theories, concepts, and processes, Leading Change in Multiple Contexts uses a consistent framework and the latest research to help readers understand and apply the concepts and practices of leading change.

Key Features

Brings together leadership and change concepts and practices in five distinct contexts—organizational, community, political, social change, and global

Draws from a wide range of classic and recent scholarship from multiple disciplines

Includes the perspectives of change and leadership experts

Offers real-life vignettes that provide examples of leading change in every context

Provides readers with application and reflection exercises that allow them to apply leadership and change concepts to their experiences

Leading Change in Multiple Contexts is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Change Management, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, and Leadership and Change offered in departments of business, education, communication, and public administration, as well as programs focusing on leadership, public policy, community activism, and social change.

Conclusion: Connecting Concepts and Practices in Multiple Contexts

Conclusion: Connecting concepts and practices in multiple contexts

Jean Lipman-Blumen (1996) made the following projection at the end of the 20th century:

All signs indicate that global interdependence is accelerating at a furious pace. Politically, economically, and environmentally, we are living in a world where leadership decisions anywhere now affect everything and everyone everywhere. (p. 4, italics in original)

Now more than ever the effects of change can be seen reverberating across multiple contexts. The Venn diagram in the opening figure illustrates interdependence among organizational, community, political, social, and global change. Examples of interdependence between contexts in several chapters are highlighted in the vignettes featuring microcredit to rural women, the Sikh Coalition, and the global civil society.

Interdependence among contexts becomes ...

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